Half Dome Climber's Log

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swamy - Dec 13, 2016 7:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2009

Yay!  Sucess!

Was in Yosemite for a couple of days with my girlfriend and had one day to myself, so started early. I was going pretty fast, reached the top in 4hrs and ran down in 2hrs. 6 hrs end to end. Was pretty happy with myself.


SkydiveKen - Oct 28, 2016 3:54 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2016

Finally  Sucess!

finally took the time to just go do it. Well worth the trip.


climber46 - Oct 24, 2016 7:11 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

Half Dome  Sucess!

Climbed twice, once in spring and also in September 2008. It was most amazing in spring when the waterfalls are filled with water and mist.


BobD3 - Oct 19, 2016 8:24 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2016

with the cables down  Sucess!

Really not too hard to do with a good pair of "grabby" gloves and mostly worn out hiking boots. Didn't really need prusics although some used them.
It's truly a wonderful climb, the falls are amazing, but I can completely understand why Norman Clyde stayed out of Yosemite Valley. On the other hand, I can also understand why the crowds show up here.
Only about 10 people on top this day.
Waited 3 1/2 hrs. for the trail crew to remove the cables, midday. They were supposedly going to do this yesterday, Oct.11.


Romain - Jul 15, 2016 1:33 am Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2003

Snake Dike  Sucess!

With R. Renteria. First at the base, thankfully since many parties followed. Great climb.


IronHiker - Jul 9, 2016 2:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2016

Mist Trail and cables  Sucess!

Stunning beauty along the Mist Trail up and down. We started early and there were only a few other people on the cables. Full report here.


Marlin - Feb 3, 2016 7:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2015

Trifecta   Sucess!

First ascent was a day hike from Happy Isles TH. My second Half-Dome ascent occurred during a multi-day backpacking trek through Yosemite. On July 15, 2015, I ascended Half-Dome, Yosemite' most recognizable landmark for the third time. I'm so close, why knot? LOL The route is definitely not for individuals suffering from acrophobia. During my descent, I encountered a young man donning a huge backpack. Asked why he didn't leave his pack on the saddle, he replied his pack contained wedding attire for his fiancee and himself. Yes, a wedding occurred atop Half-Dome that day. A professional photographer posted the wedding pictures on the Internet.


tylerhs - Oct 22, 2015 1:28 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2012

Easy hike up standard route.  Sucess!

Got to the top in time for some scattered thunderstorms, everybody hurried down the cables.


Lenny72 - Oct 5, 2015 4:33 am Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2015

Success on Half Dome!  Sucess!

Stayed at Camp 4, met people from around the world then hiked up Half Dome. I suggest taking the Mist Trail for its sheer beauty. I was surprised at how steep it was on the cables but I cruised right up. Not many climbers (a Friday in October) to get in my way. Weather was perfect, views were spectacular. All those steps are rough on the knees but it was definitely worth it. Yosemite is amazing!


Marmaduke - Sep 30, 2015 10:43 am Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2015

Sunrise  Sucess!

Left from Little Yosemite Camp at 4:30, summit at 6:40 and watched a spectacular sunrise. A wonderful experience going up by headlamp.

digman - Sep 2, 2015 5:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2013

Half Dome hike  Sucess!

Family day hike up the cable route. Beautiful day, not too crowded. Fantastic!


Hiker4life - Jul 14, 2015 8:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2006

Life changing hike  Sucess!

After hearing about Half Dome for years, I finally made it up to Yosemite for my first major hike. The weather nice in the valley, but windy going up the cables. Once on top, the winds died down and I stayed for an hour soaking in the great views. I've been hooked on hiking and the outdoors ever since.


jkantoline - Jun 23, 2015 1:32 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2009

Accomlishment  Sucess!

This was my first real hike in Yosemite, taking the Yosemite Valley route up and the Happy Isles route down. Breathtaking views from the top, and loved the entire experience in general.


ScottyP - Jan 21, 2015 10:31 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2015

Winter! Sort of  Sucess!

Weak winter created opportunity! Cables down!

Michael Tilden

Michael Tilden - Dec 29, 2014 2:08 pm

When I was younger  Sucess!

Scout trip using cables

ktoyama - Dec 15, 2014 7:24 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2014

Half Dome Day Hike  Sucess!

My first Yosemite hike. Got a permit on Sat and went there Sunday morning and dis this as a day hike from the Yosemite valley, just one week before the cable went down.


CptAmerica - Oct 21, 2014 5:06 pm

cables down prusiks up  Sucess!

climbed it twice in a 7 day period. cables were down. used prusiks to get up. very fun/long day hike. had the summit to ourselves for about an hour until some people climbing snake dike joined us. going down was a little more unnerving than going up


Dalian - Oct 9, 2014 7:58 pm

Half Dome

I climbed it once a year for the past 12 years. So I did hike to the top of Half Dome 12 times. Usually in the beginning of November when the cables are down and the crowds are gone.
For the past 6 years, I did the Cloud's Rest - Half Dome loop.
(2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013).

trexkerry - Oct 6, 2014 12:45 am Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2014

4th time via cables  Sucess!

4th time up in last 3 years. Will probably keep doing this on an annual basis, started at 9 AM and was back to the car by 5:30 - not too crowded as this was a Friday near the end of the season. Trip report is HERE.

Diesel - Jul 16, 2014 10:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2012

Half Dome Experience   Sucess!

Everybody was fast to recommend a 4 AM starting time! Really? We went there to hike, see the nature, take pictures and have fun, not to hike in the dark. Left at 8AM, back at 5:30 PM? One hour on top. Went up Mist Trail and down John Muir Trail. Lots of very slow folks on cables, blocking both cables in the same time. My hands got tired holding the cable so I went on the outside and pulled myself up in 10 minutes. Going down felt way longer than going up.

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